l’Inconnue par Man Ray

The famous photographer exponent of the surrealist movement Man Ray was particularly inspired by the portrait of the Unknown Girl from the Seine. In 1966 he made a series of photography as an illustrative apparatus for the novel Aurélien by Louis Aragon . The subject of the photographs, now preserved as original negatives at the Center Pompidou in Paris, was...

Peepshow from the Past

Lorado Taft had bigger plans. His studio, near the south edge of the Midway, became a gathering place, studio space, and living quarters for the many artists under his tutelage, creating a modern Renaissance workshop with Taft at the head, initiating oftentimes grandiose projects in which everyone was expected to take part. One of this project was the Dream Museum,...

Lunch in the Belly

The unusual tradition of dining inside the horse's belly. I do not think it is a coincidence but there must be a very specific reason, perhaps an unconscious instinct of every man linked to the life spent in the womb. Perhaps each of us recognizes that sense of protection and well-being developed during the months...

the Lost Venus

Between 1911 and 1922 the first Italian archaeological expedition began in the colonies of Cyrene, Leptis Magna, Tripoli and Sabratha, then a second phase started in the fascist era from 1923 until 1943. During the excavations in Cyrene in 1913 one of the greatest masterpieces of classical art raised to light. A Venus dated at 130...

Apron or Smock?

Every craftsman wears the most suitable clothing for his work, with the aim first of all to protect his body. The differences consist in the type of garment but also in the different type of fabric or leather that can be more or less indicated on the materials and equipment used. Today, workwear has become...

the Statue of Liberty – Under the Skin

On June 19th of 1885 the French frigate Isère anchored in the sea of ​​Bedloe's Island in New York. In its holds was kept an exceptional load as well as precious, 214 crates of robust wood, well constructed and placed, that contained the complete all sections to build the most famous statue in the world....